Thursday, January 10, 2013

Recent Reads: Picture Books

One of the perks of my job is that I get to read children's books. I read every book I consider for story times and try my best to keep up on what's appearing on our new shelves. Let me tell you: There are fantastic new releases for children coming out all the time. Here are a few I recently read and loved.

Abe Lincoln's Dream by Lane Smith
A fun read featuring honest Abe and presidential pooches.
Hello! Hello! by Matthew Cordell
Excellent book about unplugging from technology.
The Box by Axel Janssens
Did you ever get creative with a cardbox box as a child? Check out this boy's adventures.

The next time you visit your public library, check out a picture book or two. Reading through a new book or a classic from your childhood is a fun and free way to make you smile.

(All titles mentioned aboved were borrowed from my public library. I receive absolutely no compensation for talking about these books.)


  1. I'm glad that there are books for kids about unplugging from technology and discovering the imaginative wonders of a cardboard box. Hopefully, books like these (and parents who don't suck--fingers crossed) will help the next generation not turn out like zombies.

    1. If you want a cute parody, look up "Goodnight iPad" next time you're at the library. Did you ever read "Goodnight Moon" as a child? The parody encourages children to say goodnight to their electronics before bed.

  2. Aw, I really want to read The Box! It sounds so cute!